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PEACE and LOVE for Injury!

Soft tissue injuries need PEACE and LOVE!  What do these acronyms actually stand for?  Click on the link below to find out more! https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/   Omaha Physical Therapy Institute is an outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy clinic that is locally owned and operated with the main location at 144th & Dodge and a satellite clinic inside the Omaha Sports…

7 Stretches to Perform at Your Desk

Having a desk job means that you are not moving much during your workday.  But, the body needs movement for mobility and blood flow!  Below are some ideas for stretches you can perform to your low back and legs while at your desk.  It is important to perform these gently throughout the day.  We also suggest making sure you are…

Climbing to the Top Despite the Pain

“I am far overdue in thanking you for the PT you provided from a back surgery I had in February 2018.  At that time, I was also at one of the most challenging points in my life.  It took until February 2019 for me to realize I needed to make a change both mentally and physically if I was going…

Reacting Less and Feeling Better

There are several different areas of our lives that can contribute to our pain experience. Having stress from conflict with others is just one of these areas that can increase the amount of physical pain we feel. Here is a refreshing article below that might help you take a deep breath and allow for not only less emotional pain but…

Dry Needling: Is it worth all the hype?

It is so important as health care providers to be able to research and assess new and attractive treatment interventions prior to using them on patients. It is also our duty as health care professionals to know how to interpret the research properly and apply it to our practice. A more recent fad in the physical therapy and chiropractic realms…

How to Manage Your Back Pain

Back pain is a normal part of being human.  Around 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their life, and those same people will typically get better without needing any medical intervention.  You should seek the advice of a healthcare professional if your pain has persisted for more than 3-4 weeks, your symptoms are getting…

Simple Tips to Address Your Pain

Omaha Physical Therapy Institute (OPTI) specializes in orthopedic and sports related injuries and pain.  OPTI brings something better to the physical therapy realm in the Omaha area.  We get results by providing you the care that you deserve with guaranteeing one-on-one treatment with the same physical therapist every single visit.  We employ physical therapists with a doctoral degree who have…

Taking the Fear out of Movement

Choose Your Words Carefully I had a patient come in recently to their physical therapy session and tell me that another medical professional told her that she had “the worst, most degenerative” lumbar spine he had ever seen after looking at her x-ray.  She was devastated hearing that news.  She was not even having pain in her low back at…

The Power of Touch

The Power of Touch Do you remember when you were younger and you had to get a shot at the doctor’s office?  What did you want to do at that moment?  I remember reaching for my mom or dad’s hand.  Why? Even now, as an adult, when I’m on an airplane and there is turbulence, I typically grab for my husband’s…

Poking Holes In Dry Needling

Does Dry Needling Really Work? You are in pain.  You have been in pain for years.  You have tried everything to help:  medication, injections, chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy.  You have lost your ability to move comfortably and you even find yourself being less social.  You are ready to give up.  Then you hear from a friend that they…